2016 Fed 100

Federal 100: James C. Trainor Jr.

Name: James C. Trainor Jr.
Title: Assistant Director
Cyber Division
FBI
Agency: Department of Justice

Hacker hunter. As the scale of the cyberattack on Sony became clear, Trainor leapt into action. He marshaled cooperation among federal agencies; state, local and foreign law enforcement; and the private sector. The coordinated response named the attack's source after only 25 days, allowing President Barack Obama to set the first-ever economic sanctions against the perpetrator of a state-sponsored cyberattack. Trainor's synchronized approach included a rapid-fire information-sharing mechanism and is now the model for the FBI's response to large-scale cyber incidents.

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